NEW YORK (RNS) Religion and politics are assumed to be a dangerous brew, volatile to the point of murderous. And at least judging by current events in the Middle East and elsewhere, that may well be true. But can this potion be usedShow More Summary
Guest Jon Rowe looks at the new trend of 'judicial activism' and finds it's not really so new after all.
A judge recently sentenced former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to spend the rest of his life in prison for orchestrating the murder of semi-professional football player and friend, Odin Lloyd. Hernandez, however, isn't the first professional athlete to face prison time for killing someone. Show More Summary
“Parents and Dreamers shouldn’t live in fear,” Clinton’s Twitter account said as federal appeals judges in New Orleans held a hearing in a case that is holding up Obama’s orders on immigration.
Over at Slate, David Cohen and Leonore Carpenter, jump up and down with glee at the notion that elite law firms “won’t touch” the defense of traditional marriage. According to the New York Times, of the dozens of briefs filed at theShow More Summary
James Carville, the new Judge Judy? The Clinton strategist and political pundit has apparently filmed a pilot episode for a new courtroom show, aptly named “Carville’s Court” — and it’s everything you could’ve hoped for. First reported...Show More Summary
photo: The Casualties at Acheron in 2013 (more by Tod Seelie) Not long ago, we mentioned that NYC street punk vets The Casualties have a NJ show with D.R.I. happening 5/31 at Starland (tickets), and it turns out that show...
Earlier this week, we reported that rather than the 12 new judges initially requested by the European Court of Justice to help with its burgeoning workload, EU member states are about to approve 28 instead thanks to a classic fudge that has more to do with national pride than legal efficiency. Show More Summary
Major projects are starting construction and hundreds of new apartments are coming to market. Judging by online searches, buyers and renters are on their way.
So here’s the deal: At the first day of Flight Crew Auditions you have 90 seconds to impress the judges. You freestyle to some random song, and the 90 seconds seems as if it will last forever. Hopefuls check in at MetLife Stadium. A [...]
Aaron Hernandez has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd. The judge also convicted the former New England Patriots football tight end on both weapons charges against him, according to WPRI Eyewitness News. Show More Summary
We had a great time at STAR Magazine's Hollywood Rocks event last night — and so did the stars themselves! We got to EXCLUSIVELY chat with Jason Derulo on the red carpet and dish about his time judging the new season of So You Think You Can Dance, which returns June 1. The Want To Want Me [...]
Confession: This isn't actually me typing this. Judge Kara Brown has generously offered to take dictation because I can't type. Ok, I can type, but when I do it comes out like this: Read more...
Federal and state regulators frequently rely on independent compliance monitors to ensure that corporate wrongdoers follow-through on correcting the conduct that got them into trouble. Southern District of New York Judge Jed Rakoff has...Show More Summary
Despite the fact that a federal judge has frozen Obama’s un-Constitutional amnesty program as a lawsuit is heard, a Senate panel has found that the federal government has given nearly
Things that make you go "hmmm": Environmental attorneys say they are confident the court will reject the emergency appeal. Nevertheless Thursday's hearing, before three Republican-appointed judges, marks the first of what promises to...Show More Summary
I recently learned a new lesson: don’t judge a golf ball by its cover. Typically I can tell if I will like a golf ball by simply feeling the cover. […]
Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Pokémon One a Day, Series 2 Returns! Wobuffet, Girafarig, Pineco • We Should Stop Judging Games on How Fun They Are with Friends • Game of the Week—A Wild New Role-Playing Adventure [Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars] Read more...
When Kevin Bollaert, founder of now-defunct revenge-porn site UGotPosted.com, was sentenced to 18 years in early April, the San Diego judge repeatedly referred to Bollaert’s own words. “I don’t know, dude. Like, it was just fun,” Bollaert told investigators on his decision to start the site. You Got Posted hosted... More »
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but a new investigation by the BBC’s David Robson suggests that you can tell a lot about a person by the look of their face.